Sorry for the prolonged absence from the blog, I had a Saturday away from hockey and then some personal matters came up, but I'm back tonight blogging from the Flames game.
I didn't get a chance to see the game against the Devils on Saturday night except for the third period, and one thing I did see was the penalty Alex Kovalev took in the dying seconds of regulation. Unlike a lot of other people in this town, I haven't ripped Kovalev yet for his lack of production because I felt he'd been playing pretty well. But that penalty was inexcusable.
You've got to know game situations, especially a veteran like Kovalev, and he let his own personal frustration take precedence over the team on that play.
That's what makes tonight's game of the utmost importance for #27, because I don't think his teammates are all that pleased with him right now and a big performance tonight could put him back in their good graces.
I'll have a blog up immediately after the game, and another with some post-game reaction later.
It's good to be back folks.